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Old 06-14-2013, 09:22 AM
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Default Currency exchange in Victoria?
I'll pull into Victoria this summer on a Holland America Alaskan cruise. For such a short visit, exchanging currency seems like a nuisance. What have other non-Canadians done here? Try to get by exclusively with credit card? Or is there an easy way to exchange without standing in a long line?
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Old 06-14-2013, 10:31 AM
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Taxis accepted $US (for an even exchange, which put us at a disadvantage, but convenient). We used credit cards in the shops (I spent a lot on books) and there were a few ATMs if we needed smaller amounts.
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Old 06-14-2013, 10:37 AM
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Sounds like that pretty well covers it. Thanks!
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Old 06-14-2013, 03:57 PM
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Bear in mind if you do use credit cards in the shops, they may charge you a conversion fee to convert the amount to US Dollars.

It's a shame that it's such a short port of call in Victoria, as is the case for me in a couple weeks, but they have to make that stop to satisfy the Passenger Services Act.
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